Slow cooker bbq ribs

These Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs literally fall off the bone, and the preparation just takes a few minutes, making these perfect for a weekend barbecue or a weeknight dinner. You can use your own homemade BBQ sauce or your favorite store-bought. I did use store bought with fantastic results.

These ribs cook while you’re gone at work or hanging out with your kids. I really think slow cooker is worth the counter space, especially for busy moms, like me.
Ingredients:

2 racks baby back ribs -cut in half if preferred

1 tsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Salt and pepper to taste (about 1 Tablespoon each is what I used)

3 cups barbecue sauce – I used Sweet Baby Ray’s

 

Direction:

Depending on the size of your slow cooker, you may need to cut a full rack in half.

Combine salt and all the spices in a small bowl and then rub the ribs with the mixture. Make sure you cover the back and front.

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Arrange ribs in the slow cooker by standing them up against the wall of the stoneware pot. Pour about a cup of the barbecue sauce over the ribs.

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Turn the slow cooker on High for 4 hours or LOW for 7 hours.

Once the ribs are cooked, very carefully (as they are super tennnnderrr) place the ribs to a foil lined baking pan and brush with additional barbecue sauce.

Broil the ribs for 6-10 minutes just before serving. Don’t skip this step, even if your ribs already look pretty good.

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Serve with more BBQ sauce on the side with the ribs.

Enjoy!!!